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Annual Young Musicians Festival set for April 13

Posted: Friday, Apr 12th, 2013

EVANSTON The annual Young Musicians Festival is set to run this Saturday, April 13, at Davis Middle School. Four professional clinicians will adjudicate more than 100 students in four music divisions at the event: piano, voice, strings and band.

Participants at the event range from 6-year-olds to adults. In addition to the adjudication, clinicians will offer several workshops that are open to the public. Residents can pay $5 at the door to attend any of the workshops.

Performances, clinics and workshops will be held between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. An honors concert is slated for 6 p.m. at Davis, which is free to the public.

Workshops planned are:


Jazz Improvisation Basics 9-9:30 a.m.

Learning Music By Ear 10:40-11:10 a.m.

Band and Piano

Chamber Music 11:15-noon. Drs. Turpen and Wu will play some pieces and lead a discussion about them.


Be a Dramatist/Make a narrative out of your music 9-9:50 a.m. Explore passages in the Classical Period that depict visual images or concepts and see how they connect to each other to create a story. Create a narrative together using a Mozart piano sonata, and listen to how the visual images are realized musically while Dr. Wu plays it.


Choral Reading - 9-10:30 a.m. Brush up on vocal and choral technique while learning a couple of choral arrangements from start to finish.


Strings Foundations 8:35-9:05 a.m.

Vibrato Technique - 10:15-10:45 a.m.

For more information about the festival, log on to youngmusicians.net or call (307) 679-2348

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